Pay it Forward 2011

Graphic made by Rai at Blargle Fargle

Here’s that exciting project that I mentioned earlier: Pay it Forward 2011!  I discovered this lovely idea on Blargle Fargle and I’m participating on Cait’s blog.  The rules for participation are really easy!  The first five people to comment on this post will receive something handmade by me (most likely something knitted, see this post for an example).  The original rules say that you’ll receive your item sometime before 2011 ends, but I’d like to shorten the timeline and say that you’ll get your item sometime before I graduate (May 2011).  If you are one of the five participating you then carry on the chain by posting this project on your blog and by blogging about your item once you receive it!  I am oh so excited about this!!  This is open to readers anywhere and if you want to participate, please comment and leave your email address so that I can contact you.  Ready, set, GO! :)

The Crafty Five: (edited to add Jamie because I’m completely blind and didn’t see her first comment!)
1. Nina from Nina Says Hello
2. Kathleen from Inspirafashion
3. Kel from Life as Kel Knows It
4. Jamie from BlogRedhead
5. Elisa from I’m Not a Baby Doll

P.S. I’ve made a couple little blog changes!

1. I’m now on twitter!  It took me forever to join, but now I’m in!  I’m so totally new to this, so I have no idea what I’m doing, but send me a tweet/follow me at @starcrossedsmil (like my blog name, but minus the ‘e’ cuz twitter cut me off at 15 characters)!

2. Added my email address on the sidebar, so feel free to email me if you have any questions! :)

3. I also created a blogroll on my sidebar, the blogs and bloggers that I go to or chat with daily.  If you’re not on there right now, don’t worry because I’m going to update it all the time!

  • zarna

    this is such a great idea!

    also, i'd like to thank you for your encouraging words about my grandfather – i really appreciate it!

  • Josie

    This is such a great idea! So sweet and a fun way for bloggers to connect.
    xo Josie

  • Kaleido Mind

    what a great idea!!

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Elisa, and yay, you're #5!

  • Nnenna

    Awesome, you'll be getting an email shortly!

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Laura!

  • Nnenna

    Happy New Year to you too! :)

  • Jade

    Thanks for your comment, I think this is such a fab idea :) x

  • Elisa Chnana

    i love your blog!! its great i would love to join the project

  • Carlota Pardo

    oo thats such a great idea count me in! :D
    thanks for the coment by the way!!

  • Kel
  • Kathleen

    aww what a sweet project!! i'm def doing this foorsure :). and count me in! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

  • Nnenna

    Yes, open to readers everywhere! Yay, I'm so glad you want to participate, I'll be sending out an email once I've got all five people :D

  • calnina

    is this open to readers not from the US? anyway if it is, i would really love to join :)

    email address:

    and btw, thanks for the sweet comment! maybe my DIYs are the things I'm gonna be giving away :)

  • jamie

    this is the cutest thing EVER!

  • jamie

    oops, email is

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Angga for the follow :)

  • Nnenna

    Hmm, yes, baked goods might not be the easiest thing to ship! haha Thanks for the follow! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Queen D, I hope the same for you! :)

  • Nnenna

    Of course, I hope you're doing better!

  • Ashley

    This is such a great idea! I wish I could make stuff myself…unfortunately, the only thing I can hand-make is baked goods which probably wouldn't work. :P

    Thanks for following me on Twitter! I followed you back. And also, thank you for adding me to your blogroll! I really appreciate it. I'll add you to mine next time I update it! ;)

  • Queen Desi

    whoa!! great blog dear..hope you have such a great time in 2011.
    thx for leave comment in my blog, i really appreciate it.

    i'm your new follower, hope you can follow me back


    in Love&Light
    Queen d

  • Soooali

    Agreed! It's so sweet! x

  • Anggayasti

    YAY!! you are in twitter!! I will follow you there too!!! so exciting!!

  • Laura

    what a cool idea!! also, i love the changes you made on your blog (:

  • Megan

    very cool! im not a first 5 person, but good luck and such a nice idea!
    ps. am i a blog that makes u smile?!!? :)


  • Izzy

    I need to start making more handmade garments too! Thanks for the wonderful comment. Giveaway now up, hope you can enter :)

  • Tran N

    Thank you for the sweet comment! Really appreciate it! xx It's a really cool idea!

    – Tran N //

  • Bsbarton

    Well here's to a wonderful new year :)

  • Kcomekarolina

    cute idea!
    thank you for your sweet comment! it means a lot for me! remember that you can reach me also on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :)so cu soon! and have amazing new year!!!

    xoxo from rome

  • taking pictures over heels

    Thank you so much for your comment :)
    I'm totally in love with your purchases of the last post!

  • Nnenna

    Hi Elisa, I just tried to send you an email about Pay it Forward 2011, but it bounced back, so do you mind giving me your email address again? Thanks!